Winston Churchill Quotes

November 30, 1874 - January 24, 1965

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill had a brief but eventful career in the army. He became a Conservative Member of Parliament in 1900 and in May, 1940, he became Prime Minister of Britain. He received many honours and decorations in his lifetime including an honorary citizenship of the United States in 1963 and he won the Nobel Prize in Literature 1953 to name only a few. He wrote many reports and published his only novel, Savrola, in 1900. In 1906 his first major work, the biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill was published. He went on and wrote other biographys and books on the war in the years that followed.


"Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others."
Winston Churchill

Famous Quotes  |


An accepted leader has only to be sure of what it is best to do, or at least to have made up his mind about it.

Winston Churchill

Inspirational Quotes  |


No one ever finds life worth living - one has to make it worth living. Winston Churchill
No one ever finds life worth living - one has to make it worth living.

Winston Churchill

Quotes about Life   |  


If you travel the earth, you will find it is largely divided into two classes of people - people who say "I wonder why such and such is not done" and people who say "Now who is going to prevent me from doing that thing?"

Winston Churchill

Words of Encouragement  |


Yet we should be mistaken if we therefore supposed that the Roman occupation could be dismissed as an incident without consequence. It had given time for the Christian faith to plant itself.

Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 1: The Birth of Britain

Faith   |  


One must never forget when misfortunes come that it is quite possible they are saving one from something much worse; or that when you make some great mistake, it may very easily serve you better than the best-advised decision.

Winston Churchill, Churchill: The Power of Words

Decision   |  


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Giving   |


Every nation or group of nations has its own tale to tell. Knowledge of the trials and struggles is necessary to all who would comprehend the problems, perils, challenges, and opportunities which confront us to-day.

Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 1: The Birth of Britain

Opportunity   |  


Looking back upon the unceasing tumult of the war, I cannot recall any period when its stresses and the onset of so many problems all at once or in rapid succession bore more directly on me and my colleagues than the first half of 1941.

Winston Churchill, The Grand Alliance: The Second World War, Volume 3

Stress   |  


A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Winston Churchill

Change   |  


Never, never, never quit! Winston Churchill
Never, never, never quit!

Winston Churchill

Determination   |  


When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.

Winston Churchill

Worry   |  


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Success   |  


All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Winston Churchill

Hope   |  


If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

Perseverance   |  


Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them. Winston Churchill
Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.

Winston Churchill

Leadership   |  


It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

Winston Churchill

Mistake   |  


The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

Winston Churchill

Future   |  



All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.

Winston Churchill

Knowledge   |  

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Quotes About Winston Churchill

He (Winston Churchill) had certainly trusted the people and taught them to trust him. On that trust, given and won, the historical continuity of British life had been assured. John Keegan, Winston Churchill: A Life
Trust   |  


From schoolboy failure to wartime hero, Winston Churchill had an astonishing life ensuring his place in history.
Jack Morris, Winston Churchill: The Life, Lessons & Rules For Success
Failure   |  


Churchill fought to make the most of himself and of others around him almost from the start, and the times and setting he lived in gave him no shortage of challenges to test himself against.
Michael Winicott, Winston Churchill: Leadership Lessons
Challenges   |  


Beginning at the age of seven, Churchill deliberately set out to change his nature, to prove that biology need not be destiny.
William Manchester, The Last Lion: Volume 1: Winston Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874 - 1932
Destiny   |  


On his seventy-fifth birthday a photographer said: "I hope, sir, that I will shoot your picture on your hundredth birthday." Churchill answered: "I don't see why not, young man. You look reasonably fit and healthy."
William Manchester, The Last Lion: Volume 1: Winston Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874 - 1932
Funny   |  


When you understand the personal hardships that a man like Winston Churchill had to overcome, it just makes you appreciate his achievements all the more.
Hourly History, Winston Churchill: A Life From Beginning to End
Achievement   |  


Mr. Churchill stands out as a titan among his fellow men. Consequently his mistakes and triumphs are often intermingled on a grandiose scale, and his personality seldom fails to draw a challenge.
Virginia Cowles, Winston Churchill: The Era and the Man
Greatness   |  


Winston found hours of pleasure and occupation in painting - where problems of perspective and colour, light and shade, gave him respite from dark worries, heavy burdens, and the clatter of political strife.
Mary Soames
Problem   |  


From his early years, Churchill had an uncanny understanding and vision of the future unfolding of events. He had a strong faith in his own ability to contribute to the survival of civilisation, and the improvement of the material well-being of mankind.
Martin Gilbert, Churchill: A Life
Vision   |  


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